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Barita at forty

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Launched in September 1977, Barita Investments Limited this month marks 40 years in the financial services industry. Read More

Students first
Maggotty, St Elizabeth — It's tough. However, the Glen Stuart Primary School fraternity is fighting its way through following last week's closure of the school doors by health authorities because of a sewage problem. ... Read More

Undaunted!
Maggotty, St Elizabeth — She is totally blind, but 14-year-old Moneajah Elliott is not allowing that to hold her back.... Read More

Photo: Helping hand
Senior medical officer at the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH), Dr Everton McIntosh (second left), accepts a donation of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals valued at $2.6 million from Managing Director of Medical Disposables and Supplies (MDS) Myrtis Boothe. Looking on are Business...... Read More

Photo: My ball!

Monday, September, 25 2017    

Leon Stephenson (left) attempts to dribble past Maggotty High School's Lamar Thompson during their ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup game at the STETHS Sports Complex in Santa Cruz on Saturday. Lacovia High won the game 2-1 with goals from Deshawn Powell in the 27th minute and Oshane Staple in the 70th. Read More

Crime draining the economy, Manchester business leaders told

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 24 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The service sector, including business process outsourcing (BPO), mining and agriculture — all key industries for central Jamaica — were identified among areas experiencing serious effects of crime at a forum here... Read More

Government to regularise informal settlements in Clarendon Central

Saturday, September, 16 2017    

GOVERNMENT is taking steps to acquire lands in sections of Clarendon Central with a view to regularising informal community settlements. Read More

First Heritage celebrates five years

Monday, September, 11 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Last month First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union celebrated its fifth anniversary.The entity came about in 2012 due to the merger of the Churches Co-operative Credit Union and the GSB Co-operative Credit Union. Read More

High-tech surgeries at southern regional hospitals

Monday, September, 11 2017    

Mandeville , Manchester — As part of its strategic plan, the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) is improving access to laparoscopic surgeries to residents in central Jamaica. Read More

Tough times at Rocky Point fishing beach

Monday, September, 11 2017    

Rocky Point , Clarendon — Fishing boat owner Althea Harriott didn't seem pleased as she tallied freshly arrived fish from the Pedro Cays when the Jamaica Observer Central visited Rocky Point last Thursday. Read More

55 students benefit from Jamalco scholarships

Monday, September, 11 2017    

May Pen , Clarendon — Bauxite/alumina company Jamalco has committed to assisting 55 students in Clarendon and Manchester by awarding them scholarships worth a total of $7million dollars, according to a release circulated here. Read More

'I could easily have been trafficked'

Monday, September, 11 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Born to a teen mother in a poor rural family and with no support from his father were early indications that life for Garfield Angus would be anything but easy. Read More

Drainage plan for Rocky Point

Monday, September, 11 2017    

Rocky Point, Clarendon — Disgusted and weary of having to wade through knee-high water during and after heavy rain, Arthur Coleman, local resident and president of the Rocky Point Development Council Benevolent Society, had long dreamt of a drainage plan for his... Read More

Jordon Walcott receives 2017 Chudleigh Path JAS/Wilfred 'Jacksie' Reid Scholarship

Monday, September, 11 2017    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Read More

Aiming high!

Monday, September, 11 2017    

Mandeville, Manchester — No school from this south central parish has ever won the daCosta Cup or, for that matter, any major under-19 football title. Read More



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